People living in Oswego, Madison and Onondaga counties reported hearing a loud ‘boom’ just after 5 p.m. on Monday that, in some cases, shook their homes.
Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society says a fireball, which was larger and brighter than typical meteors, entered the Earth’s atmosphere over Lake Ontario. It also caused a loud sound.
“Fireballs that are larger than normal and manage to penetrate down to the lower atmosphere will produce a sonic boom. The folks that did report some sound, they happen to be pretty close to the track of this object,” Lunsford said.
He added this kind of event is very common and is not a danger to anyone.